Chirag Shah (Ph.D. '10), assistant professor of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University, and Cristina Pattuelli (Ph.D. '07), assistant professor of Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute, recently received OCLC/ALISE research grant awards from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the OCLC Online Computer Library Center. Shah and Pattuelli are former doctoral students of SILS.
The OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRGP) awarded Shah a research grant award for a study entitled "Modalities, Motivations, and Materials – Investigating Traditional and Social Online Q&A Services" and Pattuelli a research grant award for a study entitled "FOAF in the Archive: Linking Networks of Information with Networks of People." The awards come with up to $15,000 of funding support for each professor's proposed research project.
Intended to advance librarianship and information science research, the OCLC/ALISE research grant awards are part of a joint effort between OCLC and ALISE to provide the funding library and information science scholars need to do cutting-edge research in the field.
Full-time academic faculty in schools of library and information science or related fields are eligible to apply for a OCLC/ALISE research grant award, with priority given when possible to proposals from junior faculty and applicants who have not previously received LISRGP funds.